High School Sports

  • District playoffs in place for Eagle Ridge girls

    AURORA – The Eagle Ridge girls basketball team drew the No. 4 seed in the class 3A Confluence League tournament and will face fifth-seeded Fort Lupton at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, at Englewood High School.

    The winner plays top-seeded Venture Prep at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, also at Englewood High School.

    The top two teams qualify for the regional playoffs next week.

  • State 5A girls basketball: Prairie View, Brighton make state tourney field

    AURORA – Brighton and Prairie View high schools are in the state 5A girls basketball tournament this season.

    Prairie View drew the 45th seed in the RPi rankings and plays at Poudre Feb. 21. Game time had not been set Sunday afternoon.

    Brighton High School, which was 46th in the RPi rankings, travels to 19th-rated Loveland for a first-round match. Tip time is 6:30 p.m., Feb. 21.

  • State 5A wrestling: BHS' Aitken settles for second place

    DENVER – Brighton's Tanner Aitken finished up his high-school wrestling career with a second-place finish in the state tournament.

    Aitken and Grandview's Gabriel Baumgartner battled through three periods and most of an overtime session before Baumgartner prevailed 4-2 in the 285-pound finals.

    All of the scoring came in the last period and in the overtime. Baumgartner got an escape to start the third period. Aitken countered with a reversal with less than a minute left in regulation time. Baumgartner got the tying escape with 45 seconds left.

  • State 5A wrestling: PVHS' Woolsey places fourth

    DENVER – Prairie View's Brendon Woolsey was fourth in the 195-pound weight class at this year's 5A state wrestling tournament.

    Woolsey, a senior, won his first two matches, including a tie-breaker 3-2 decision in the quarterfinals. After a loss in the semifinals, Woolsey split his two consolation matches. He beat Poudre's Cole Young and lost to Overland's Kaelin Chin in the consolation final.

  • State 5A wrestling: BHS' Aitken in 285-pound finals

    DENVER – Brighton's Tanner Aitken made an open 285-pound bracket at the state 5A wrestling tournament even more so Feb. 17 at Pepsi Center.

    He pinned the second seed in the bracket, Brandon Micale of Pomona, in 4:29 of the semifinals. Earlier in the tournament, the top seed, Mason Watt, of Broomfield, lost to Lakewood's Hayden Still.

  • State 5A wrestling: PVHS' Woolsey falls in 195-pound semis

    DENVER – Things didn't go well for Prairie View's Brendon Woolsey in the class 5A, 195-pound semifinals Feb. 17 at Pepsi Center.

    Trent Schultz of Mountain Vista stayed unbeaten through 39 matches this season by way of a technical fall, 19-1 over the PVHS senior.

    Woolsey was the only T-Hawks' wrestler to advance to the semifinals.

  • State 5A wrestling: Four, fourth-place finishes for Brighton HS

    DENVER – Brighton's Johnny Sanchez (106 pounds), Jeremiah Ellerd (160), Ian Helwick (220) and Jarron Martinez (113) placed fourth at their respective weight classes at this year's state 5A wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center.

    Sanchez split his consolation-round matches. He beat Evan Shell of Rocky Mountain by major decision and lost a 7-1 decision to Wyatt Yapoujian of Pomona in the third-place match.

  • State 5A wrestling: PV's Woolsey makes it to 195-pound semis

    DENVER – Prairie View's Brendon Woolsey still has a chance for a state wrestling title after the quarterfinal round of the state 5A tournament Feb. 17.

    It almost didn't happen. Woolsey pulled off an ultimate tie-breaking win over Grandview's Robert Woods 3-2 in the 195-pound quarterfinal round. Woolsey managed to escape Woods' clutches in the last, 30-second period of overtime.

    Woolsey faces Trent Schultz of Mountain Vista in the semis.

  • State 5A wrestling: BHS gets five through to semis

    DENVER – Five Brighton High School wrestlers still have shots at state titles after the quarterfinal round of the state 5A wrestling tournament.

    BHS' Johnny Sanchez pinned Chaparral's Trey Johnson in 5:28 of their 106-pound quarterfinal match. He faces Grand Junction's Dawson Collins in the semifinals. Jarron Martinez, BHS' 113-pounder, earned a tough, 3-2 decision of Grand Junction's Angelo Guillen in the 113-pound quarterfinals. Martinez faces Coronado's Stephen Debelko in the semis.

  • Boys basketball: Ridgeview gets past Eagle Ridge